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Guided walk through Ellastone about George Elliot's famous novel, Adam Bede

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

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A GUIDED walk around the sites mentioned in George Eliot's famous novel Adam Bede will be held on Sunday, September 14.

George Eliot, which was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans, visited Ellastone in the 19th century.

Her fictional village of Hayslope, which is the backdrop for the book, was based upon Ellastone.

The walk will be led by Ed Barker, who wrote an illustrated booklet about the Adam Bede Trail.

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The group will meet at 2pm on Sunday, September 14, at St Peter's Church.

The guided walk costs £5, which includes tea and cakes.

The route is just under two miles and includes stiles.

Walkers are advised to wear sturdy boots and carry waterproofs in case of bad weather.

To book a place, telephone 01335 324466. All proceeds will go to the church.

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